Iran candidate for hosting 2019 world wrestling champinship

(IranSportsPress.com-IRNA)- Iran’s Wrestling Federation wants to host free-style and Greco-Roman competitions of 2019 world wrestling championship. ‘The request has been accepted by Wrestling Federation’s Presiding Board in a meeting which was held with the attendance of members of the Presiding Board and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Masoud Soltanifar and his support of hosting

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Iranian freestyle wrestler Hasan Yazdani named as world’s best wrestler in 74 kg

(IranSportsPress.com-PressTV)- Iranian freestyle wrestlers Hassan Yazdani Charati has been elected as the world’s best athlete in the 74-kilogram category in the final United World Wrestling rankings for 2016, thanks to the mix of prime hand-to-hand combat skills and complex tactics he adeptly employed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 22-year-old Iranian sportsman claimed the top spot of the weight class, standing

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Olympics Free-Style Wrestling: Komeil Ghasemi wins Silver Medal for Iran in 125 kg

(IranSportsPress.com | PressTV)–Iranian freestyle wrestler Komeail Qasemi is stripped of an Olympic gold as he loses against his Turkish opponent Taha Akgul in the final of the 125-kilogram class of 2016 Rio games. He is the first heavyweight Iranian wrestler to reach the final in Olympic history. Qasemi reached the final after outmuscling his US

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Iran’s Free style wrestler Reza Yazdani confirmed for Olympics

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Iranian freestyle wrestler Reza Yazdani has confirmed that he will be competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics despite struggling with an ankle injury. Yazdani, nicknamed “Leopard of Juybar”, has been sidelined since April after suffering an ankle sprain which occurred in training. The 97kg wrestler returned to training early in June but he is

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Iran ready to defend title at Freestyle Wrestling World Cup[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Iran dispatched 16 wrestlers to Los Angeles for the 2016 Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup. The competition will be held in Inglewood, California, June 11-12. Iran, who has won the last two World Cup team titles, will be headed by Rasoul Khadem in the competition. The World Cup is the annual international dual

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Rahimi among world’s top freestylers in April 2016

(Iransportspress.com | Mehrnews)- Iran’s freestyler Hassan Rahimi has been named the world’s second best athlete in the 57kg category in the April 2016 edition of the United World Wrestling rankings. The 26-year-old freestyle wrestler won the second ranking spot of the 57-kilogram weight class, standing behind Vladimir Khinchegashvili from Georgia. Russian freestyle wrestler Viktor Lebedev, Jong

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